1. How to Package a Fragile Parcel
Recommended Box Requirements: Robust | Strong | Lightweight
When choosing your box, you will want to consider an option that is robust and strong to withstand its journey through transit. As this will hold your item during its transportation, the outer cardboard box is where most of your packaging budget should go.
It really pays to use high-quality heavy-duty boxes made from corrugated cardboard as only these will give you the level of protection you need for sending fragile items. Find a box with a double or triple corrugated wall that's as close to the size of your item as possible, but not too small.
Whilst we encourage recycling, it may be best to avoid reusing any old boxes. While reusing can save you a few pennies, a used box will likely be softer and less durable than a new one. Check the box for robustness; if it’s looking or feeling a bit worse for wear, remember it's far better to buy a new one.
Packaging Advice Top Tip: Ensure there is a little room left in the box so you can add an extra protective layer around the item to ensure a snug fit and help to reduce any movement.